Chapter 6. Stable Isotope Forensics in Everyday Life

  1. Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch6

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

How to Cite

Meier-Augenstein, W. (2010) Stable Isotope Forensics in Everyday Life, in Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517055

Online ISBN: 9780470688762

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Keywords:

  • stable isotope forensics in everyday life;
  • food forensics - determining product authenticity, combating fraudulent labelling and misrepresentation;
  • authenticity and provenance of single-seed vegetable oils;
  • authenticity and provenance of beverages, saturation with industrial co2;
  • authenticity and provenance of premium foods, substituting synthetic or ‘nature identical’ for natural flavours;
  • counterfeit pharmaceuticals, affecting consumers worldwide;
  • environmental forensics, tangible impact on everyday life and public health;
  • wildlife forensics, elucidating food webs and migration patterns of wild animals;
  • anti-doping control, taking performance-enhancing drugs not criminal offence in most countries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ‘Food Forensics’

  • Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

  • Environmental Forensics

  • Wildlife Forensics

  • Anti-Doping Control